National Road Cycling Series

National Road Cycling Series Sets off to Ignite the Thrill of Cycling Across the Country

Cycling South Africa is thrilled to announce the launch of the highly anticipated National Road Cycling Series. This premier event will bring together top cycling athletes, enthusiasts, and spectators from across the country to experience the excitement and adrenaline of road cycling at its finest.

The National Road Cycling Series aims to promote the sport of road cycling, showcase the talents of the country’s most exceptional riders, and create a platform for intense competition and camaraderie. With a series of exhilarating races spanning various terrains and distances, this event promises to captivate audiences and redefine the landscape of professional road cycling in South Africa. 

The plan is for a reduced pilot series of only 6 races for 2023 with the aim of testing the concept for the 2024 series which will span the entire calendar year and all provinces as far as possible, with the potential inclusion of criterium races at some of the races.

The following events will form part of the 2023 National Road Series:




16 Sept

Blue Diamond Classic

Gauteng North, Gauteng

07 Oct

Satellite Classic

Central Gauteng, Gauteng

08 Oct

Timbercity Cycle Tour

Eden Cycling, WC

14 Oct

Free State Challenge

Welkom, FS

22 Oct

Boland 100 Miler

Paarl, WC

22 Oct

Amashova National Classic

Durban, KZN

Key Highlights of the National Road Cycling Series:

  1. Prestigious Races: The series will feature a collection of high-profile races, including challenging terrains, gruelling mountain events and speedy flatter races.  The diverse race formats will test the riders’ endurance, agility, and strategic power.
  2. Elite Athletes: The National Road Cycling Series will attract the nation’s most accomplished cyclists, including national champions, and emerging talents. Spectators will have the opportunity to witness their favourite riders pushing the limits of their abilities, engaging in fierce battles for victory.
  3. Nationwide Coverage: The series will traverse picturesque routes spanning the entire country, showcasing its scenic landscapes and cultural heritage. Spectators can gather along the routes to witness the peloton whiz by or tune in as we aspire to have live broadcasts for online streaming to follow the action from anywhere in the country.
  4. Inclusive Participation: The National Road Cycling Series is committed to promoting inclusivity and encouraging participation from cyclists of all levels. Amateur cyclists will have the opportunity to compete alongside elite athletes in certain events, fostering a sense of unity and inspiration within the cycling community.


Charles Kros, director of the road cycling Commission at Cycling South Africa, expressed his excitement about the upcoming series, stating, “The National Road Cycling Series is a testament to our commitment to the growth and development of road cycling in South Africa. This series will not only showcase the incredible talent of our athletes but also inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to embrace the sport and lead healthier lives. We invite everyone to join us on this exhilarating journey.”

The National Road Cycling Series promises to be a thrilling spectacle, uniting cyclists, and fans alike as they celebrate the power and beauty of road cycling. More information on the points systems and categories to be released soon.

Cycling South Africa is the leading governing body for cycling in South Africa. With a mission to promote and develop the sport, it strives to create a vibrant and inclusive cycling community, support athletes at all levels, and organize high-quality events that inspire and engage audiences nationwide.





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